By T S Sudhir
My twitter timeline is buzzing. I had given up on it, bored with analysing the tu tu main main of civil society and Sibal society. When Sr Bachchan announced that the wait was over at Prateeksha. Come 2012 spring, one more Bachchan will tell Big B “Mere paas Maa hai.”
Yes, once Sr Bachchan tweeted about bahu Aishwarya Rai being in the `first’ family way, India decided not to keep `mum’ and celebrated on twitter. As if apne hi ghar ki baat ho. Some congratulated, most had fun at Jr Bachchan’s expense. One ribbed him for finally delivering a hit, another joked about how Abhi found out about Ash’s pregnancy ten minutes after Twitter came to know and blamed “stupid Idea network” for it !
A news channel was quick to cook up a half hour show, with the anchor taking a long-term perspective on : “What does this news mean for Bachchans and Bollywood?” The next stage, I am sure, will be to have a contest, inviting baby names.
Oh Jeez, pardon these news channelwallahs for they too need a break from listening to Diggy Raja’s pronouncements everyday. Meanwhile Hindi Faking News tweeted : “अमिताभ बच्चन को दादा बनने की बधाई देते हुए मनमोहन सिंह ने एक बार फिर से सोनिया गांधी के कुशल नेतृत्व की तारीफ की है!”
The more professional journos on twitter however cribbed about AB Sr not giving complete information. “How many months? When is the baby due? Any pics? Etc Etc.” Agreed, `Vijay Deenanath Chauhan’ should have let the countrymen know when the next `appaintment‘ with the gynae is.
Small mercy however is that relations between the Bachchans and Amar Singh have hit a rough patch otherwise the country would have had to suffer the Thakur giving his take on the Bachchan 3G.
Meanwhile, there is silence on Abhishek Bachchan’s front. I suspect his phone is still loading … loading … loading !